1st East Grinstead Scout Group
Centenary 1908 - 2008


Gymnastic Displays

From the time Dr  Walker joined the Group as Scoutmaster they undertook gymnastic training and the group become renowned for its prowess and displays.

As early as 1912 lantern slides of the Camp at Rustington show boys undertaking exercises, but unfortunately they are of poor quality and do not warrant reproduction. In 1929 the Group staged a large Fete on the West Street Cricket Ground and a large Gymnastic display formed part of the display. Gymnastics remained an important part of the members training and they were still undertaking displays up until 1963.

The following events are reported;

1929 Display West Street East Grinstead
1930 Display at Scout Headquarters
1931 Dr Walkers Book
1931-4 Annual Reports
1937 Mount Noddy Display
1941 Gym Display
1956 Voyage of the Venturer